Aretha Franklin News

Electric Youth to Present Free Summer Concert on Franklin Town CommonElectric Youth to Present Free Summer Concert on Franklin Town Common
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Following a two-and-a-half week summer concert tour of England, France, Italy and Switzerland, Electric Youth (EY) will perform a free outdoor concert on Wednesday, July 26, at 6 p.m. on Franklin Town Common. (more...)

Jessie Galante Release New Song 'Dreamer' from the New Album 'The Show Must Go On'Jessie Galante Release New Song 'Dreamer' from the New Album 'The Show Must Go On'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Produced and mixed by Larry Swist (Lou Gramm, Spyro Gyra, Tina Turner), Dreamer is about overpowering a possessive, toxic and emotionally abusive relationship with the strength and tenacity to break free. (more...)

Unitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's PubUnitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances running June 28 - July 9, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces Final Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN; Tickets Now On Sale Through 7/16A.C.T. Announces Final Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN; Tickets Now On Sale Through 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Due to unprecedented ticket demand and widespread critical acclaim, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the second and final extension of A Night with Janis Joplin at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St.). Tickets are on sale now through Sunday, July 16, 2017. Receiving the highest rating by the San Francisco Chronicle, A Night with Janis Joplin is a 'transcendent' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'intoxicating' (SFist.com) musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences-icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith-who inspired one of rock and roll's greatest legends. Hailed as 'a psychedelic flashback to the glory days of Haight-Ashbury' (Bay Area News Group), A Night with Janis Joplin features such unforgettable songs as 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'Piece of My Heart,' 'Mercedes Benz,' 'Cry Baby,' 'Summertime,' and more! Tickets for all performances are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET FESTIVAL 2017: TAPESTRY - THE SONGS OF CAROLE KING at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival CentreBWW Review: CABARET FESTIVAL 2017: TAPESTRY - THE SONGS OF CAROLE KING at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 26, 2017

There is nothing like being in the same room as these two brilliant vocalists, who bring King's songs so vividly to life. (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary TheatreBWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Jun 26, 2017

While not particularly illuminating on the life of the singer, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (now extended to July 9) delivers powerful vocal performances from Kacee Clanton and a strong supporting cast including Sharon Brown. (more...)

The Dustbowl Revival with Jim Lauderdale Come to NYC, 6/30The Dustbowl Revival with Jim Lauderdale Come to NYC, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Over the past few years, the Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece "would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter" (Los Angeles Times) and their "upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear" (L.A. Weekly).  (more...)

VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Created and directed by RAndy Johnson, who wrote and directed the hit Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, with book by Cheryl West (Play On!). Click below for a sneak preview at the talented ensemble! (more...)

Mario Lamar Hunter and His Laid Back Jazz Ensemble Announce 'Powerful Jazz Winds'Mario Lamar Hunter and His Laid Back Jazz Ensemble Announce 'Powerful Jazz Winds'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Mario Lamar Hunter and his Laid Back Jazz Ensemble: Powerful Jazz Winds project is a unique blend of Jazz Standards that offer the listener a nostalgic musical experience through Mario's interpretations that sound like a natural choice for his soulful expression' says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide. (more...)

Tony & Two-Time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday Comes to San Francisco 7/21Tony & Two-Time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday Comes to San Francisco 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: PRiMA Theatre Benefit Event Starring Billy PorterBWW Interview: PRiMA Theatre Benefit Event Starring Billy Porter
by Christy Brooks - Jun 21, 2017

The 2017 PRiMA Theatre Benefit Concert July 14th and 15th, featuring Broadway Star, Billy Porter., in Lancaster, PA (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial TheatreJennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Robbi Kumalo Pays Homage To Nina Simone at Cafe Wha?Robbi Kumalo Pays Homage To Nina Simone at Cafe Wha?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Robbi Kumalo's backed up superstars like Dave Matthews - @ Carnegie Hall, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Edie Brickell, John Hiatt, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart, Jewel, Arif Mardin, Luisa, Ashford & Simpson, Deepak Chopra, Eileen Ivers, Edie Brickell, Chieli Minucci, Gino Sitson, Jimmy Owens, & Bakithi Kumalo, Mary J. Blige, & Harry Belafonte among others - on some of the biggest stages in the world. (more...)

DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Coming to WorcesterDANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Coming to Worcester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????The legacy of the beloved "Mister Rogers" lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! coming to The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 7 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets (starting at $29) are now on sale at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester. Limited VIP meet and greet tickets are also available. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at YorkAndrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

Suits and Shades Are at the Ready for Chicago Blues Brothers at Queen's Theatre HornchurchSuits and Shades Are at the Ready for Chicago Blues Brothers at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Come and shake a tail feather with the Chicago Blues Brothers as they present a joyous two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch on Sunday 16 July. (more...)

BWW Preview: Get Ready for the TD Toronto Jazz FestivalBWW Preview: Get Ready for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
by Taylor Long - Jun 19, 2017

Showcasing the very best in jazz this summer, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival runs from June 23rd to July 2nd, 2017. In its 31st year, the festival includes performances from more than 1500 musicians and over 100 free concerts in Yorkville across 10 days. Headliners for this year's festival include Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, Mavis Staples, Randy Bachman, Caravan Palace and more. (more...)

JAZZ AT SUNSET to Feature Grace KellyJAZZ AT SUNSET to Feature Grace Kelly
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hanover Theatre and WICN Radio, in collaboration with The Theatre District Alliance, will present Jazz at Sunset, featuring rising superstar Grace Kelly. Friday, July 21, the area behind The Hanover Theatre will be transformed into an outdoor, picnic-style concert venue for the 6:30 p.m. concert. Food trucks, cash bars and Theatre District Alliance exhibits promoting neighborhood businesses and organizations will also be present.  (more...)

SHAPING SOUND Comes to WorcesterSHAPING SOUND Comes to Worcester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions are pleased to announce the additional dates in the 2017-2018 national tour of After the Curtain, the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's Shaping Sound. After the Curtain will play at The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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